Sunday, January 21, 2007

Wintry Mix

This is the forecast we have received for this weekend. Frankly, it looks exactly like the same rain we have been getting for days. Many, many, many days. We did have a few dry and cold days, but alas, wintry mix(rain) has returned.

Erik has been off all weekend and we have thoroughly enjoyed spending large amounts of time with him. It will be very odd for him to get up and go to work tomorrow. We have not had territory disputes this set of days off and I am very thankful. We have not been on schedule really either and alot of catching up will have to be accomplished tomorrow.

I am behind on my Bible study because Leviticus is a really hard read. I am finally into Numbers and not feeling very optimistic about it. This must be where I stopped reading before!! Just kidding, I don't think I have ever gotten through Genesis before in a "read your Bible all the way through" program. 90 days is the clencher for me. In 90 days I will be done-that is a goal I can wrap my brain around.

Another observation I have about Exodus/Leviticus...Temples had to be hard to be in. With all that bloodshed/slaughtering and sacrificial burning. I'm imagining a smell somewhere between a meat shop and BBQ pit with a side of burning grain. So many rules and regulations to break!

Thank you God for Jesus and the ultimate sacrifice!! I am glad to be alive in this day and age even though sometimes the complications of this world wear me down. I am thankful I don't have to go before a priest with an animal sacrifice everytime I sin. The animal population is thankful as well! With that said, if it cost you a fine animal-which was your livelihood- each time you sinned, it would stand to reason most sins just would not be worth it.

If I could only imagine my sins as nails into the hands and feet of Jesus(and they were/are), I would draw the same conclusion. Sometimes I forget. I hate that.

4 comments:

jettybetty said...

I think the very same thing every time I read the OT--I am so thankful for Jesus!!!!

If our weather is headed your direction--you should have sunshine soon. ;-)

feb98 said...

Hi. I'm a friend of Julie's just checking out the blogs she looks at. You are a very good writer. I've enjoyed reading through some of your past blogs. Thanks for the reminder about what our sins caused Jesus to suffer. I needed to be reminded of that. I don't take ownership of that and I need to because He saved me from death.

Jacinda said...

Good points!

Deborah and Sally said...

Sorry I didn't get back to you yet, I'll email you soon. I've been REALLY busy also :)
Catch you soon !
Deborah

(I didn't get your first email, but I did get the second !)